Note-Taking

Why Humanities Students Need Goodnotes

In the humanities — disciplines which emphasize close reading and imaginative thinking first — Goodnotes is more than just a nice-to-have. We think it’s a necessity.
June 24, 2024
5
min read
Note-Taking

The best styluses for note-taking on the iPad

Which iPad stylus is the best for note-taking?
June 21, 2024
7
min read
Study Tips

How to Learn Anything: the Feynman Technique, Explained

Richard Feynman was once declared ‘The Smartest Man in the World’ by Omni Magazine in 1979. But how did The Smartest Man In The World learn or study? The answer: the Feynman Technique.
June 19, 2024
3
min read
Study Tips

Which is the Best iPad for College Students?

A comparison of iPad models for college and university students
June 18, 2024
8
min read
What's New

Sneak Peek: Ask Goodnotes, an AI-powered question and answer tool right in your notebook

Here’s a sneak peek of a new feature in the works: Introducing Ask Goodnotes.
June 11, 2024
2
min read
Journaling

New! BTS Planners, Notebooks, and Stickers Now Available in the Goodnotes Marketplace 💜

Oh my my my! BTS stationery now available in the Goodnotes Marketplace.
May 27, 2024
10
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Behind the Scenes: Life as an iOS Engineer at Goodnotes

5 of our talented engineers, Bret, Calvin, Pablo C, Ted, and Tomás, will give you a glimpse into the inner workings of Goodnotes.
May 16, 2024
10
min read
What's New

New! Everything you can do with the Apple Pencil Pro in Goodnotes

Yes, you can use the Apple Pencil Pro with Goodnotes!
May 15, 2024
4
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Celebrating Women in Tech: Meet Chelsea, Senior Product Designer at Goodnotes

Chelsea is a senior product designer on our education team, where she has worked on a number of exciting features, like AI Math Assistance, Exam Prep and Study Sets.
March 27, 2024
10
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Celebrating Women in Tech: Meet Sisca, Backend Developer at Goodnotes

Learn more about Sisca’s experience working at Goodnotes, being a female developer in a male-dominated industry.
March 20, 2024
10
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Celebrating Women in Tech: Meet Nebahat (Nebs), Group General Counsel & Compliance Officer at Goodnotes

Curious to know what it’s like being a Group General Counsel at Goodnotes? Meet Nebs, our Group General Counsel and Compliance Officer.
March 13, 2024
10
min read
Journaling

User Spotlight: A Double Play in Baseball and Ivy League Studies

Meet Olivia, professional baseball player, Brown University student, and avid Goodnotes user.
March 7, 2024
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Life at Goodnotes

Celebrating Women in Tech: Meet Akmaral, Global Community Manager at Goodnotes

After joining as a social media intern 3 years ago, Akmaral became a full-timer, and then transitioned into our first Global Community Manager. Read on to see how.
March 6, 2024
11
min read
What's New

Goodnotes’ 2023 Year in Review

December 14, 2023
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Journaling

The 8 Best Digital Planners for 2024

Looking for the best digital planner to replace your paper notebook?
December 1, 2023
12
min read
Design

Design at Goodnotes: A Diary Study on How Students Prepare for Exams

Here's a look behind the curtain about how we research user needs and wants to build our features!
November 24, 2023
14
min read
Design

Design at Goodnotes: AI Math Assistance

Chelsea Mangold-Takao walks us through how AI Math Assistance in Goodnotes 6 was conceptualized & designed.
November 17, 2023
9
min read
Journaling

11 Cute Sticker Packs You Won't Be Able to Resist

Our top picks for the cutest digital stickers to use to decorate your notes!
November 8, 2023
10
min read
Journaling

8 Creative Habit Tracker Templates to Help You Hit Your Goals

Got some habits you're trying to build? These inspirational habit tracker templates will get you inspired.
October 18, 2023
8
min read
Note-Taking

Top 4 Mind Mapping Methods for Note-Taking (with Examples)

Interested in mind maps? Here are 4 great examples to get started with.
October 5, 2023
8
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Behind The Scenes: From a Goodnotes User to a Developer Intern

Interested in a software internship at Goodnotes looks like?
October 3, 2023
14
min read
Note-Taking

The Zettelkasten Method: A Beginner's Guide

A Zettelkasten helps you organize all your knowledge on a certain topic, in a way that's easy to reference and build upon. Here's how to create one!
September 27, 2023
10
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Behind the Scenes: Bringing Goodnotes Cross-Platform

A few weeks ago, we finally launched Goodnotes cross-platform. Here's how we made it happen!
September 20, 2023
10
min read
Note-Taking

The Best Note-Taking Methods for College Students & Serious Note-takers

Which is the best note-taking method for you?
August 31, 2023
8
min read
Design

Design at Goodnotes: The Story Behind Goodnotes’ New Look

Irene Falgueras and Joosep Laht, two product designers at Goodnotes, take us through a behind-the-scenes of how Goodnotes’ new UI came to be.
August 25, 2023
10
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Behind the Scenes: Being a Software Engineer Intern

See what it's like to be a software engineer intern at Goodnotes!
August 23, 2023
9
min read
What's New

Goodnotes goes cross-platform! Now available on Android, Windows, and Web

Goodnotes is available on Android, Windows and, Web!
August 9, 2023
9
min read
What's New

Introducing Goodnotes 6: AI Note-Taking, AI Math Assistance, Dynamic Templates & more

Notes reimagined: Everything you need to know about Goodnotes 6.
August 9, 2023
14
min read
What's New

Introducing the Goodnotes Ambassador Program

Start a local community and become a brand ambassador in your region!
July 31, 2023
10
min read
Note-Taking

15 AI Note-Taking Apps Guaranteed to Change Your Life

Whether you're a student, a professional, or someone who loves taking notes, read on to discover the best AI-powered note-taking apps on the market.
June 28, 2023
13
min read
Study Tips

How to Study like a Harvard Student: 14 Study Tips from Top Students

Want to know how to study effectively? Here are some study tips from top university students!
June 19, 2023
8
min read
Journaling

11 Must-Have Digital Sticker Packs (& How to Use Them)

Looking for digital stickers to use in GoodNotes?
June 12, 2023
6
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Behind the Scenes: Shipping Handwriting Recognition

We sat down for a chat with Angus, one of the machine learning engineers that worked on handwriting recognition, to learn more about the work that went into shipping this technology.
June 1, 2023
15
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Behind the Scenes: Creating the Audio Recording Feature in GoodNotes

Get a behind the scenes look at what it's like to develop a feature at GoodNotes.
May 17, 2023
10
min read
Our Story

Brief Story of Steven, Our Founder & CEO

When the iPad was released in April of 2010, I was a second-year Maths student in Australia. I received the iPad on the first day it was released, and I was immediately impressed by the possibilities of a large touchscreen.
April 13, 2023
4
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Taking Note: Meet Rowena, Product Director of Education at Goodnotes

Rowena brings a strong track record in the EdTech space, as a the lead of our Classroom team. We spoke to Rowena about her onboarding experience onboarding with us and her insights on diversity & inclusion in tech.
March 29, 2023
9
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Taking Note: Meet Natalia, Senior QA Engineer at GoodNotes

Meet Natalia, one of our Senior QA Engineers. Continue reading to find out what Natalia does at GoodNotes and her experience as a female engineer in the tech world!
March 22, 2023
8
min read
Note-Taking

The Outline Note-Taking Method: Steps, Benefits, and When To Use

Want to create super organized notes without the hassle? Here's a quick guide to the outline note-taking method.
March 20, 2023
3
min read
Note-Taking

How to Take Notes on the iPad

Interested in taking notes on the iPad? Here's everything you need to know, from how to write neatly, to which iPad to choose.
March 15, 2023
10
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Taking note: Meet Irene, Senior Product Designer at GoodNotes

Learn more about what it’s like to be a product designer at GoodNotes, and Irene’s advice for women who want to make it in the tech industry!
March 15, 2023
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Life at Goodnotes

Taking Note: Meet Monica, Data Analyst at GoodNotes

Monica transitioned from a career in banking to analytics in tech. Read on to learn more about her work, and how she finds being a woman in the tech industry!
March 8, 2023
10
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Taking Note: Meet Bella, Software Engineer at GoodNotes

We chatted with Bella, a software engineer, about looking for a job as a fresh grad, soft skills in technical roles, and diversity & inclusion.
March 1, 2023
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Note-Taking

How to Take Notes on the Microsoft Surface Pro

Here's everything you need to know about taking handwritten notes on the Surface Pro – from how to make it feel more natural to free templates you can download.
March 1, 2023
15
min read
Study Tips

9 Best iPad Apps for Students

Looking for the best iPad apps for students? Here are the top-rated apps that'll help you excel at school (and won't break the bank).
February 22, 2023
11
min read
Note-Taking

What's the Best Surface Pro Stylus for Note-Taking?

Looking for a stylus for your Surface Pro? Here are 5 popular Surface Pro styluses we'd recommend.
February 8, 2023
8
min read
What's New

New! Add Audio Recordings to Your Notes

Can’t write or type fast enough to catch everything being said?
January 19, 2023
2
min read
What's New

GoodNotes is Apple’s 2022 iPad App of the Year!

A letter to our users, from the Founder and CEO of GoodNotes, Steven Chan.
November 29, 2022
3
min read
Note-Taking

Cornell Note Taking — The Best Way To Take Notes, Explained

Cornell notes are one of the best note-taking methods, and for good reason. Here's why and how you can take Cornell notes.
September 19, 2022
3
min read
Study Tips

11 Best Study with Me YouTube Channels and Livestreams

It’s time to study — what are you playing in the background?
September 5, 2022
5
min read
Study Tips

A Short & Sweet Guide to the Leitner System

The Leitner System — aka, the most efficient way to use flashcards.
August 15, 2022
3
min read
Study Tips

7 Practical Ways to Apply Active Recall When Studying

Active recall — if you’re a student, you’ve probably heard the term floating around.
August 1, 2022
5
min read
Study Tips

How to Get Good Grades: 7 Scientific Study Tips & Techniques

So, you want good grades?
July 25, 2022
8
min read
What's New

New! Comments: Start Distraction-Free Conversations on Shared Documents

GoodNotes now supports Comments in your digital notes!
February 10, 2022
2
min read
What's New

Introducing the GoodNotes Community: A Notes-Sharing Platform to Get Inspired and Study Better

Just because you’re studying remotely doesn’t mean you have to study alone.
September 16, 2021
4
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Day in the Life of a Hybrid Data & Backend Engineer at GoodNotes

Nathan joined GoodNotes 8 months ago as one of our software engineers, after being referred by a friend.
June 3, 2021
4
min read
What's New

Introducing the Elements Tool: Save and Reuse Stickers, Diagrams, and Text Across all Your Notes

Say goodbye to copying and pasting from notebook to notebook, or redrawing the same diagrams each time, and say hello to the new Elements Tool.
May 3, 2021
4
min read
Study Tips

How to Study More Effectively with Digital Flashcards

Are you making the most of your flashcard study sessions?
January 22, 2021
5
min read
Goodnotes 101

How Goodnotes Keeps Your Digital Notes Safe

If you rely on a notebook or on loose leaf paper, misplacing your notes or spilling your coffee on them could mean losing them forever.
January 13, 2021
4
min read
Note-Taking

How to Mark Up a PDF on the iPad

If you’ve ever Googled “pdf annotation software” or “pdf editor” you know the pain of trying to mark up a PDF on the computer.
November 20, 2020
4
min read
Goodnotes 101

Search Your Handwriting & 5 More Things Only a Note-Taking App Can Do

Yes, that’s right. GoodNotes can search the notes you take on your iPad, whether you’re writing, typing, or marking up a PDF.
November 12, 2020
4
min read
Goodnotes 101

5 Ways to Study Together with GoodNotes (No Matter the Timezone)

Another added benefit of using a digital note-taking app to study?
October 29, 2020
5
min read
What's New

Draw and Hold to Create Perfect Shapes & More: What’s New with GoodNotes’ Shape Recognition

We’ve made some significant upgrades to GoodNotes’ shape recognition technology that we’re excited to share with you today.
September 25, 2020
4
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Offsites, Yoga, Karaoke, oh my! Perks of Working at GoodNotes

At GoodNotes, we believe in investing in our people.
September 21, 2020
6
min read
What's New

Introducing Shared Documents — Enable shared links & collaborate with other users

Today, we’re excited to announce the release of our latest GoodNotes update version 5.5. It adds the ability to share documents with other users and work together on the same version.
August 26, 2020
5
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Being a Female Engineer

Rammy has paved the way in her career by being the first QA engineer at multiple companies. She’s also frequently been the first female engineer.
August 7, 2020
10
min read
Goodnotes 101

How GoodNotes Uses GoodNotes

One of the best parts of building an app like GoodNotes is seeing all the different ways people use it.
August 6, 2020
5
min read
Life at Goodnotes

Learning by Doing and Becoming a Developer at GoodNotes: Bret’s Story

Bret is a self-taught developer, who doesn’t have the typical computer science background. Here’s how he paved his career.
June 8, 2020
13
min read
What's New

GoodNotes 5 for Mac is now available on the Mac App Store

Important update: This article has been updated in April 2020 to reflect that GoodNotes is now a universal purchase for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.
October 8, 2019
3
min read
Journaling

How to Take Aesthetic Notes on the iPad

Here’s a secret: taking aesthetic notes on the iPad is so much easier than on paper.
May 16, 2019
5
min read
Goodnotes 101

How to Write on PowerPoint Slides on an iPad

In this blog article, we‘ll explain how you can write on PowerPoint slides on your iPad instead of having to print them out.
September 19, 2018
3
min read
What's New

New! Your first 3 notebooks in GoodNotes are now free

You heard right — we’re thrilled to put GoodNotes in the hands of even more people.
April 5, 2018
2
min read
Journaling

Why Goodnotes Is The Best Digital Bullet Journal App

Thinking of starting a digital bullet journal?
January 29, 2018
6
min read
Note-Taking

Alternative Note-Taking Methods Explained — “The Boxing Method”

You might have heard about the outline method or the Cornell note-taking technique but most likely you have never heard about the “Boxing Method“.
October 4, 2017
3
min read
Goodnotes 101

How to View GoodNotes Notes on Android or Non-Apple Devices

Whether you’re trying to access your notes on Android or Windows, or looking for an easy way to send a GoodNotes document to someone who doesn’t have the app — we’re here to tell you it’s possible.
May 12, 2017
3
min read
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